December 19, 2012

Baingan Bhaat

Rice - 250 gms
Brinjals - 250 gms
Tomatoes -2 (small)
Onion - 1
Green chillies - 2
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Oil/Ghee - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard  Seeds - 1 tsp

For Garnishing:
Sliced Tomatoes and Cucumber
Chopped coriander


  • Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes.
  • Chop onion, tomatoes, green chillies and Brinjals.
  • Heat oil in thick bottom vessel, add cumin and mustard seeds. Fry till mustard crackles.
  • Add red chilli powder, salt, turmeric and garam masala. Fry for 1 minute then add chopped onion and fry till golden brown.
  • Add tomatoes, green chillies and brinjals. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add rice to vegetables and mix gently till oil coats to rice. Add sufficient water (1 1/2 times to rice) and close the lid.
  • Cook till rice is done.
  • When rice is done garnish with chopped coriander, sliced tomatoes and cucumber.
  • Serve hot.

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